How's reliability and upkeep on the 2010 Jaguar XF?

My sister had trouble from hers, which was an older model. Are they any better?

Lorenzo, Shreveport, La.

Introduced for the 2009 model year, the 2010 Jaguar XF receives a “Much worse than average” predicted reliability rating from Consumer Reports. Our editors have found a lot to like in the XF, but reliability remains questionable for the luxury sedan. All Jaguars come with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty that will likely cover most issues in early ownership.

In his review of the 2010 Jaguar XF, Cars.com editor Kelsey Mays sums up the XF’s reliability and its affect on the XF’s place in the market:

“A few negatives mar an otherwise good year for the XF. Endowed with a larger V-8, the car is as capable as any of its competitors. The wild card is reliability. Jaguar hasn't exactly been a paragon of dependability, but I had hoped that was changing. This year's J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study had the brand tying Buick for top place in three-year dependability. That's a major improvement over last year, but VDS chronicles how a Jag purchased in 2006 or late 2005 is faring today. Contrast that with this year's Consumer Reports surveys, which rate the '09 XF as the least reliable car in the upscale/luxury field.

Alas, it looks like this Jaguar is still a Jaguar.”2010xf

For maintenance/upkeep predictions we can look at Cars.com’s Total Cost of Ownership provided by Vincentric, which predicts a cost of $4,448 for maintenance over five years. In comparison, the 2010 Infiniti M35 with rear-wheel drive tallies a maintenance bill of $2,457 over five years. Also notable is BMW covers maintenance costs for the first two years of ownership on its 5 Series, totaling $2,173 after five years.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on December 15, 2009 in I'm Just Wondering | Permalink

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